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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

Review: "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast" - Big, Shaggy, and Charming

by Ed Liuon March 4, 2015
A prophecy is an interesting storytelling tool in a fantasy setting. It is a convenient way to inject exposition quickly and set a ticking time-bomb clock, injecting information as in Alfred Hitchcock’s famous advice on mastering cinematic tension. A prophecy also provides an excellent vehicle to communicate character traits, since the way characters will react […]
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

Building a Better NeverBeast with "Tinker Bell" Director Steve Loter and Producer Michael Wigert

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2015
In an elegant proof that phobias are learned and not inherited, Steve Loter learned that his longstanding fear of large dogs was not shared by his young daughter, who would greet all the giant canines in the neighborhood with a giant hug. When he asked her about this, she told him, “all animals are my […]




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Review: "The Pirate Fairy" Charts a Course for Adventure

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2014
While watching Disney’s The Pirate Fairy, it struck me that the Tinker Bell franchise was My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic before there was My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. They’re films that aim squarely at young girls as their target demographic, but they’re done with so much skill and charm that the boys who […]
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Hollywood Reporter on Disney's Success with "Tinker Bell" Movies

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter examines the “stealth success” of the Tinker Bell direct-to-video animated features for Disney, the fifth of which (The Pirate Fairy) was released last Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The article examines the franchise’s troubled start, where a movie already several years in production was scrapped with the arrival of John Lasseter and Ed […]